Nice basic truck that hauls plenty, with nice ride, great gas mileage.
2016 GMC Canyon 2WD
Problems: Powertrain control module software needed updating to eliminate hot weather errors and power loss. Very slight coolant leak resulted in need to top up coolant slightly (about 1/2 pint) every six months. Performance: I have the 2.5L four cylinder, which performs very adequately, especially with the 6-speed manual transmission. I have no problems merging with traffic on the interstate, and the truck feels peppy in town. The ride is smooth in my opinion for a pickup truck, though car owners may find it slightly bumpy and rough. The truck corners well, and the brakes are very adequate. Reliability: So far, I have had very few issues with the truck. I had the power loss/traction control error happen several times during hot weather...the truck would go into limp mode and would stay that way for something like 50 miles/several restarts. This could have been potentially dangerous in heavy traffic. The problem was eliminated with a flash update of the truck's computer. Slight coolant loss from seepage around heater hose crimp fittings; required about 1/2 pint every six months. Other than oil consumption of 1/2 to 1 quart between changes (approximately 8000 miles; done when maintenance indicator shows the oil life is almost up), there have been no other maintenance or reliability issues. Truck currently has 48k miles on it. Comfort: We regularly take this truck on road trips, as it's comfortable and has room for everything we take (beach chairs, coolers, luggage, camping equipment, etc). The seats are fabric covered and offer good support, though they could stand to be a little larger (I am a large person). Standard power seat on driver's side is nice. Air conditioning will freeze you out of the cab! It works really well. Features: This truck is the base model, and the only extras from the factory it has are keyless entry, rear window defogger, and cruise control, and premium paint color. Dealer installed options include the plastic bedliner, window tint, lower fender mudguards. It has the basic stereo, with no bluetooth or navigation, but does permit a cabled connection to an iPod or iPhone via USB, or other audio device via line in. It's plenty loud, and the audio quality is good. The truck is the extended cab version, and the rear jump seats are forward-facing. They're useless for all but the shortest of adults and children. I'd like to replace them with a cargo area tray like the very base SL has, but you can't get it unless you order vinyl floor covering. I had to have carpet I've put a folding soft tonneau cover on the bed, and it makes carrying luggage and other stuff a dream.